The Patent Lawyer

Law firm rankings


Throughout the year, The Patent Lawyer magazine carries out extensive research to highlight leading firms in the IP and patent field in each jurisdiction to recognize the hard work and improvement firms have achieved and to aid clients select the best firm for their needs. Over five issues we cover the following jurisdictions:

Countries within jurisdictions may differ year-to-year.

We publish the Top 10 law firms for each country in each jurisdiction based on the research we have carried out. The Top 10 is published in alphabetical order. Ranked firms are able to purchase a Rankings Package, details listed below, but firms cannot pay for a position in our rankings – the Top 10 are produced from our research.

When compiling our law firm rankings, we do not ask for a submission fee or an inclusion fee, we do not discriminate against any firm that does not support our publications financially, so if your firm is chosen it is upon merit and will appear within our rankings with no compulsory financial expense.

Research and selection criteria
Our Editorial and Research Team take many factors in to consideration when determining the Top 10 law firms for each country in each jurisdiction.

Some of the aspects researched are:

  • Existing market reputation in the field;
  • Sited achievements within the last year;
  • Work in niche areas and unique strengths;
  • Accessibility;
  • Client testimonials and recommendation;
  • Regularity of informative materials being promoted and engagement by the firm (e.g. news/articles, press releases, interaction and presence on social channels);
  • Website ranking and usability;
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion performance as a firm;
  • Third party rankings and achievement recognition;
  • Activity in the legal space (e.g., with associations, conferences, webinars).


We conduct research into which firms should feature, but firms may also recommend themselves, or be recommended by third parties, for consideration via a nomination form found below.

The selection process is carried out to the best of our research team’s ability with the materials accessible and from an unbiased standpoint. Our selection process is not affixed to our sales team and firms cannot pay to feature in the rankings; a Rankings Package is only available for purchase to ranked firms after our research team has produced the final list. A selection of factors will be considered for each firm, not all factors will be considered from each firm and some factors may carry more weight than others.

The selection is based on available resources and The Patent Lawyer rankings should be used as a resource and a guide only. We recommend that all organisations seeking legal advice conduct their own research in addition before selecting a firm that best suits their personal requirements.

Publication and distribution
The rankings will feature in our Magazine both in hardcopy an online. Our online edition is free-to-read for approximately six-eight weeks, allowing access for all IP professionals seeking to view the ranked firms, and for ranked firms to share the recognition they have received.

In addition, ranked firms also receive a basic Online Directory Listing on The Patent Lawyer Website, valid for one year. The basic Online Directory Listing will include: firm name, firm logo, basic contact information including link to preferred landing page, and recognition of ranked position.

Firms that have chosen to purchase a Rankings Package can enhance their profile (more details below).

The Patent Lawyer Magazine is a well-established and recognisable brand within the global IP community. The Patent Lawyer is a key media partner for INTA, IPO, ECTA, MARQUES, AIPPI, AIPLA, ASIPI + many other IP associations and conference providers meaning that we have a vast readership of high-level corporate counsel and patent attorneys who will be exposed to these rankings and profiles.

Rankings Package: advertising profile
All Top 10 firms will be printed and published online in the rankings segment of the magazine.

Ranked firms also have the opportunity to purchase a Rankings Package which includes the following:

  • Quarter or Half page advert to appear alongside your ranked jurisdiction in the magazine. The online edition’s adverts will be hyper-linked to your website to increase traffic;
  • Personalized ranking badge for promotional use;
  • Enhanced Online Directory Listing valid for one year including: firm name and logo, firm profile, key contacts, hyperlinked to preferred landing page, recognition of ranked position;
  • Social media recognition post on LinkedIn and Twitter;
  • Hardcopy and PDF of magazine featuring firm appearance;
  • Generous discount on accompanying article and/or additional bookings. (Must be booked at the same time).

Ranked firms will be contacted prior to their jurisdiction being published with full details and pricing.

I’m glad to report we’re overwhelmed with the amount of positive feedback we’ve been receiving from fellow colleagues and clients that have had the opportunity to see the publication. We are truly very pleased to be featured with CTC Legal Media and hope to further strengthen our relationship in the upcoming future. Vaz e Dias, Brazil, 2020

Thank you for the below, we are very pleased with how the advertisement turned out”. Cedar White Bradley, UAE, 2021.


Award Winning Law Firms 2021
View the Top 10 ranked firms of each jurisdiction this year. We publish the rankings between January and October with one jurisdiction per magazine issue release. The below rankings will be updated with the publishing of each jurisdiction.

Select the jurisdiction you wish to view from the tabs below. Each jurisdiction will have countries and firms in alphabetical order. Click the law firms to view their profiles.


Akkum, Akkum & Associates LLP Abu Ghazaleh Intellectual Property Adi Levit Anjarwalla & Khanna
Cabinet ISIS Baiant IP Dr Shlomo Cohen & Co Bowmans ( Coulson Harney)
D.Moukouri & Partners Cedar White Bradley Ehrlich Group CFL Advocates
Etah-Nan & Co Eldib & Co Gilat Bareket & Co Dentons Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
Forchak IP Hassouna & Abou Ali Liad Whatstein & Co ENSafrica
Henry, Samuelson & Co. Helmy Hamza & Partners (Baker McKenzie) Luthi + Webb Gikera & Vadgama Avocates
Ngu & Co Law Firm Ibrachy & Dermarkar Meitar law Offices Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates(IKM)
Nico Halle & Co. Law Firm Maddock & Bright IP Law Office Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz Kaplan & Stratton
Patimark Saba IP S. Horowitz & Co MMC Asafo
SCP Global Africa IP Shalakany Soroker Agmon Nordman Simba & Simba



Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Aluko & Oyebode Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property
Alem & Associates Baianat IP ǼLEX AIDhabaan & Partners
Baianat IP Ceader White Bradley Adeniji Kazeem & Co Al Ajaleen Law Firm & Intellectual Property
Cedar White Bradley CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Allan & Ogunkeye Al Hadaf (Saba IP)
NASSER & ASSOCIATES LAW OFFICE HHH Avocats Banwo & Ighodalo Al Tamimi & Company
Obeid Law Firm IB for IP G. Elias & co Al-Otaishan IP
Raphaël & Associés Kettani Law Firm Jackson Etti & Edu Baianat IP
Saba IP NJQ & Associates O Kayode & Co Cedar White Bradley
Sader & Associates Saba IP Olajide Oyewole LLP Clyde & Co
United Trademark & Patent Services  United Trademark & Patent Services  Stillwaters Law Firm Kadasa IP



Adams & Adams A&K Tanzania Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property
Brian Bacon ABC Attorneys Achour Law Firm Al Tamimi & Company
ENSafrica Afrilex Associates Baianat IP Baianant IP
Hahn & Hahn Alin Law Care Cabinet Donia Hedda Ellouze Bird & Bird (MEA)
KISCH IP Bowmans Ceader White Bradley BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates
Rademeyer Attorneys Eden Law Chambers Eversheds Sutherland El Heni Cedar White Bradley
Smit & Van Wyk FB Attorneys Gide Loyrette Nouel Clyde & Co
Spoor & Fisher Lex Glboe IP JURISMED Gowling WLG
Von Seidels NexLaw Advocates Kammoun Kallel Avocats & Conseils Rouse
Webber Wentzel Vemma Consult Attorneys La Centrale Des Avocats Tunisiens Saba IP



Belmore Neidrauer Arias Arias Arias
Borden Ladner Gervais Colbs Estudio Legal Consortium Legal Carrillo & Asociados
Goodmans Consortium Legal De La Gasca & Cía Central Law
Gowling WLG Dentons Muñoz Espino Nieto & Asociados Consortium Legal
Norton Rose Fulbright Divimark Abogados EY Law Dentons
Olser, Hoskin & Harcourt Eproint García & Bodán Fernandez & Fernandez
Ridout & Maybee EY Law LatinAlliance Lexincorp
Smart & Biggar Lexincorp Lexincorp Mayora & Mayora, S.C.
Torys MMonivation Romero Pineda & Asociados, Compañía de Abogados Palomo Abogados


Aguilar Castillo Love Arochi & Lindner Alvarado y Asociados Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez
Arias Basham Ringe y Correa Arias Arias Fábrega & Fábrega
BLP Becerril Coca & Becerril Bendaña & Bendaña Abogados Benedetti Cl Abogados
Bufete Casco Calderón & De La Sierra BLP Cedeno & Medndez
Bufete Mejía & Asociados  Dumont Central Law CLD Legal 
Bufete Melara & Asociados Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados Consortium Legal Estudio Benedetti
Casco & Casco OLIVARES Dentons Muñoz Guinard & Noriega
Dentons Muñoz Zacapa Panamedicana de Patentes y Marcas García & Bodán Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán
García & Bodán Santamarina y Steta Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados Jiménez Molino & Moreno
Melara y Asociados Uhthoff Gómez Vega & Uhthoff LatinAlliance Morgan & Morgan


THE CARIBBEAN North America  -East Coast  North America – West Coast
Caribbean IP Ballard Spahr Cooley
Clarke Gittens Farmer Cantor Colburn Durie Tangri
DunnCox Desmarais Gibson, Dunn & Drutcher
Ferraiuoli  Fenwick & West Jones Day
Foga Daley Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
HSM IP  Fish & Richardson Mckool Smith
JD Sellier + Co Foley & Lardner Morrison & Foerster
Miniño Abogados Kirkland & Ellis Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Mosko & Associates Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt Paul Hastings
Thornton Smith  Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan


Beccar Varela Bolet & Terrero Bhering Advogados Albagli Zaliasnik SpA
Berton Moreno IP Bufete Aguirre Quintanilla Soria & Nishizawa (BAQSN) Daniel Law Alessandri
ClarkeModet Cervieri Monsuarez Dannemann Siemsen Advogados Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger
Estudio Chaloupka C R & F Rojas Abogados Di Blasi Parente & Associados Carey
Hausheer Belgrano & Fernandez Ferrere Abogados Gruenbaum, Possinhas & Teixeira Covarrubias & Cia
Marval O’Farrell & Mairal Guevara & Gutiérrez Guerra IP Claro y Cia
Noetinger & Armando Landivar & Landivar Gusmão & Labrunie Johansson & Langlois
O’Conor & Power Moreno Baldivieso Kasznar Leonardos Sargent & Krahn
Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum Orpan Sociedad Civil Montaury Pimenta Machado & Vieira de Mello Silva
Palacio & Asociados W A Mendez & Asociados Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados Villaseca Abogados


Baker McKenzie Bermeo & Bermeo Cameron & Shepherd
Brigard & Castro Bustamante & Bustamante Dentons
Castellanos & Co CorralRosales Fraser, Housty & Yearwood, Attorneys at Law
Cavelier Abogados Fabara Abogados Hughes, Fields & Stoby
Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas Falconi Puig Abogados Jamela A. Ali, Attorney-at-Law
Goméz-Pinzón Abogados Julio C Guerrero B Kyte Small Barker
Lloreda Camacho & Co Pérez Bustamante & Ponce London House Chambers
Olarte Moure & Asociados Romero Corral Abogados McDoom & Company
Posse Herrera Ruiz Quevedo & Ponce Satram & Satram
Vera Abogados Asociados Tobar ZVS Templar Chambers


Abente Stewart Abogados BARLAW – Barrera & Asociados Bacot & Bacot
Bareiro Modica Abogados Barreda Moller BERGSTEIN
Berkemeyer (BKM) Durand Agogados Cervieri Monsuárez & Asociados
Cervieri Monsuarez & Asociados Espinosa Bellido Abogados Cikato Abogados
Ferrer Abodados Estudio Colmenares & Asociados Fernández Secco & Asociados
Mersan Abogados Estudio Muñiz Ferrere Abogados
Olmedo Abogados Osterling Abogados Fischer Abogados
Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja Pierola & Asociados Fox & Lapenne
Vouga Abogados Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Pittaluga Abogados
Zacarias & Fernandez Valencia Law Office Vanrell IP



Beer & Partner ALTIUS Bojinov & Bojinov Andreas Coucounis & Co
Gassauer-Fleissner Bird & Bird Boyanov & Co Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co
Geistwert Cape IP Dimitrov, Petrov & Co Chrysostomides
Kliment & Henhapel Crowell & Moring Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov (DGKV) Elias Neocleous & Co
Puchberger & Partner De Clercq & Partners Dr Emil Benatov & Partners IP Cyprus 
Schoenherr Gevers Julian Varbanov and Partners Koushos Korfiotis Papacharalambous
Schwarz Schönherr Hoyng Rokh Monegier Kambourov & Partners Lellos P Demetriades Law Office
Sonn & Partner KirkPatrick K Tahtadjie ( KT Patent) Markides Markides & Co
Torggler & Hofinger NautaDutilh Manev & Partners Michael Kyprianou & Co
Wiltschek Plasser Simont Braun Pavlov & Co P. Angelides & Co


Baker McKenzie AWA AAA Legal Services Backström & Co
Bird & Bird Bech-Bruun Derling Primus Berggren
Čermák a spol Gorrissen Federspiel Ellex Raidla Boco IP
CMS Guardian IP Consulting Hedman Partners Borenius
Inpartners Group Horten INTELS Castrén & Snellman
Korejzová Legal Inspicos Käosaar Espatent
PATENTSERVIS Kromann Reumert Kesna Kolster
Rott Růžička & Guttmann Plesner Njord Law Firm Papula-Nevinpat
Traplová Hakr Kubát Plougmann Vingtoft Sorainen Roschier
Vsetecka Zeleny Svorcik and Partners Zacco Turvaja Laine IP


Allen & Overy Bardehle Pagenberg A & K Metaxopoulos & Partners Advopatent
August Debouzy Boehmert & Boehmert Dr Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners Bird & Bird
Bird & Bird Cohausz & Florack Drakopoulos Danubia
Cabinet Chaillot Eisenführ Speiser Kiortsis & Associates Germus & Partners
Casalonga Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Malamis & Associates Gödölle Kékes Mészáros & Szabó
Duclos Thorne Mollet-Viéville & Associés (DTMV) Grünecker Patrinos & Kilimiris Kovári Patent and Trademark Attorneys
Gide Loyrette Nouel Hoffmann Eitle Prentoulis Gerakini Oppenheim
Lavoix Hogan Lovells Tsimikalis Kalonarou Pintz & Partners
Plasseraud IP Kuhnen & Wacker Vayanos Kostopoulos SBGK
Regimbeau Vossius & Partner Voelkel Kataliakos Roussou Law Office Szecskay Attorneys at Law


Bird & Bird Agency Tria Robit AAA Law Allen & Overy Arnold & Siedsma
Buzzi Notaro & Antonielli d’Oulx Alfa-Patents Cobalt Aronova SA Bird & Bird
Franzosi Dal Negro Setti Cobalt Derling primus Decker & Braun Brinkhof
GLP  Ellex Klavins Ellex Valiunas Dennemeyer De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Hogan Lovells Foral Patent Law Offices IP Forma Lecomte & Partners De Vries & Metman
IP Law Galli Latiss Metida Marks & Clerk Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Jacobacci & Associati Pētersona Patents – AAA Law Ruta Pumputiene NautaDutilh Hoyng Rokh Monegier
Modiano & Partners Šatovs Sorainen Office Freylinger NLO
Sena & Tarchini Sorainen Tarpine Patent 42 Simmons & Simmons
Trevisan & Cuonzo Vilgerts Triniti Wildgen Vondst


Acapo Bury & Bury Abreu Advogados Cabinet Enpora
BAHR JWP AG da Cunha Ferreira Cabinet M Oproiu
Bryn Aarflot Kulikowska & Kulikowski Baptista Monteverde e Associados Muşat & Asociaţii
GjessingReimers LDS Lazewski Depo & Partners Clarke Modet & Co Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP)
Kvale Patpol Garrigues Răzvan Dincă & Asociaţii
Onsagers Polservice Gastão da Cunha Ferreira Rominvent
Schjødt Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak Inventa International Simion & Baciu
Thommessen Sulima Grabowska Sierzputowska J Pereira da Cruz Stoica & Asociații
Wikborg Rein Traple Konarski Podrecki & Partners RCF Protecting Innovation Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii
Zacco Wardynski & Partners VdA Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners


A Zalesov & Partners ABG Intellectual Property AWA E Blum & Co
ARS Patent Balder Fenix Legal FMP Fuhrer Marbach & Partners
Baker McKenzie Bird & Bird Gulliksson Hepp Wenger Ryffel
Gorodissky & Partners Clifford Chance Mannheimer Swartling Homburger
Gowling WLG Curell Suñol Sandart & Partners Isler & Pedrazzini
Papula-Nevinpat Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Setterwalls Keller & Partner
Patentica Grau & Angulo Ström & Gulliksson Lenz & Staehelin
Sojuzpatent Hoyng Rokh Monegier Vinge Meyerlustenberger Lachenal
Vakhnina and Partners Uría Menéndez Westerberg & Partners Rentsch Partner
Zuykov and partners ZBM Patents & Trademarks Zacco Times Attorneys


Alfa Patent Stan Advoka Aequo Allen & Overy
Ankara Patent Bureau Asters Bird & Bird
Deris D&L Consult Boult Wade Tennant
Destek Patent Doubinsky & Osharova Bristows
Gün + Partners Fedorova & Partners Carpmaels & Ransford
Istanbul Patent Gorodissky & Partners D Young & Co
NSN Law Firm Grischenko & Partners Dehns
Paragon IPStyle J A Kemp
Stock Industrial Property Services Mikhailyuk Sorokolat & Partners Potter Clarkson
Suluk Intellectual Property Law Firm Pakharenko & Partners Powell Gilbert



Allens An Tian Zhang & Partners Baker McKenzie Anand & Anand
Davies Collison Cave Beijing Sanyou IP Agency Bird & Bird Chadha & Chadha
FB Rice CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Deacons DP Ahuja & Co
FPA Patent Attorneys Chang Tsi & Partners Eagle IP Inttl Advocare
Gilbert + Tobin China Patent Agent Hogan Lovells K & S Partners
Griffith Hack Hong Fang Law Mayer Brown JSM Lall & Sethi
Phillips Ormonde Fritzpatrick Lifang & Partners Norton Rose Fulbright LexOrbis
Shelston IP Unitalen Attorneys at Law Rouse Remfry & Sagar
Wrays Wanhuida Wenping R K Dewan & Co
Wynne Patent and Trademark Attorneys ZY Partners Vivien Chen S Majumdar & Co


Am Badar & Partners Abe Ikubo & Katayama Advanz Fidelis IP Apex Law Chamber
Biro Oktroi Roosseno Aoyama & Partners Henry Goh & Co Global Law Associates
Cita Citrawinda Noerhadi Asamura Patent Office Marqonsult Janak IP
Harvespat Fukami Patent Office Raja Darryl & Loh Khurana & Khurana
Januar Jahja & Partners ITOH International Patent Office Ram Caroline Sha & Syah Neupane Law Associates
K & K Advocates Nakamura & Partners Shearn Delamore & Co Pioneer Law
Pacific Patent Multiglobal Ohno & Partners Skrine Pradhan & Associates
Rouse & Co Sugimura & Partners Tay & Partners Prime Law Associates
SKC Law TMI Associates Wong Jin Nee & Teo Sinha-Verma Law Concern
Tilleke & Gibbins Yuasa and Hara Wong & Partners Solar Law


AJ Park Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Allen & Gledhill AIP Patent & Law Firm
Baldwins IP Baranda & Associates Amica Law Bae Kim & Lee
Bell Gully Bengzon Negre Untalan Bird & Bird ATMD Darae Law & IP Firm
Catalyst IP Bucoy Poblador & Associates Dentons Rodyk & Davidson FirstLaw PC
Ellis Terry Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Drew & Napier LLC Kim & Chang
Henry Hughes IP Cruz Marcelo & Tenefrancia Lee & Lee Lee & Ko
In-Legal Ltd Hechanova & Co. INC Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP Shin & Kim
James & Well Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles Ravindran Associates Yoon & Yang
Kensington Swan Salapo Velez Bundang & Bulilan Spruson & Ferguson (Asia) Pte Ltd You Me Patent & Law Firm
Simpson Grierson SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Wong Partnership Yulchon LLC


C. Mathew & Co Baker McKenzie Ananda Intellectual Property Annam IP & Law
D.L & F De Saram Deep & Far Domnern Somgiat & Boonma Elite Law 
FJ & G de Saram Formosa Transnational International Legal Counsellors Thailand (ILCT) Invenco
IP Chambers Giant Group Law Plus Gintasset
John Wilson Partners Lee and Li Attorneys-at-Law Rouse Pham & Associates
Julius & Creasy Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices S&I International Bangkok Rouse
Neelakandan & Neelakandan Tai E International Patent & Law Office Satyapon & Partners T&T Invenmark
Nithya Partners Tsai Lee & Chen SCL Nishimura Tri Viet & Associates
Sudath Perera Associates Tsar & Tsai Firm Tilleke & Gibbins Vision & Associates
Tiruchelvam Associates Wood & Wu Zico Law Winco


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We consider nominated firms in addition to our own research. All nominated firms will be considered but nomination does not guarantee a position in the rankings. Firms may nominate themselves.
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